Using images to bring JMP 12 graphs to life

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to speak at a National Wear Red Day lunch-and-learn at SAS. I was invited to share my data and experiences as we marked a day devoted to raising awareness of the sobering statistics about cardiovascular disease risk among women. Heart attack and stroke are responsible for one of every […]

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Discovery Summit Europe live blog: John Sall and Chris Gotwalt

JMP creator John Sall, who is also SAS Co-Founder and EVP,  gives the opening keynote speech of Discovery Summit Europe 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Sall is joined by Chris Gotwalt, Director of Statistical R&D for JMP, in a speech titled "Addressing the Challenges of Data Variety." The speech marks the […]

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Reflections on my ongoing diet and fitness project

I've blogged quite a lot recently about using Graph Builder to visualize my diet and fitness data, and you can see all posts in this series. While creating my Discovery Summit 2014 e-poster about this project, I significantly broadened my skills as a JMP user. This was the first time I wrote a […]

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Coming in JMP 12: Ternary Plot enhancements

JMP is used to analyze and visualize data with a wide variety of types and relationships. The term mixture is used to describe a collection of variables that sum to a constant value. Mixtures may be observed in gases, liquids or solids, or they may be used as part of […]

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#OneLessPie chart on Pi Day 2015

Last year, we launched the #OneLessPie initiative to use Pi Day (March 14 or 3/14) as a catalyst to improve the data visualization landscape. Many experts have criticized pie charts as a poor way to communicate information, and we listed some of the pitfalls of pie charts last year. But […]

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JMP graphics tip: Alphabetic markers

Someone recently asked me about using letters instead of built-in symbols in JMP scatterplots. In case others are wondering the same thing, here's the long answer. In addition to the 32 built-in symbols, you can use any character as a marker for a scatterplot. The easiest way to set a […]

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Graph makeover: Disposable income change chart

Kaiser Fung recently critiqued this chart of changes on disposable income. He put forth the idea of using categorized slope graphs instead: How do we do something like that in JMP? We can do paneling and lines with variable color in Graph Builder; we just need to get the data […]

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Graph makeover: Measles heat map

The Wall Street Journal recently published a nice, interactive graphic piece called "Battling Infectious Diseases in the 20th Century: The Impact of Vaccines," which contains a series of graphs showing the incidence of selected infectious diseased by state and year. Here's the one for measles. My first impression was, "Wow, […]

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What color is The Dress? JMP can tell you!

The Internet was abuzz last week over a picture of a blue and black dress. Or was that a white and gold dress? That was the question. What color is that dress? Well, as a guy, my immediate response was, "Who cares?" What I wanted to know is: Is that […]

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Coming in JMP 12: Expression columns in data tables

You asked for pictures in data tables to make the tables more informative; JMP 12 gives you pictures, and more. Objects like matrices and lists, JSL (JMP Scripting Language) code, and JSL expressions for pictures can all be kept in an expression column. Expression columns can provide information for display and […]

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